Barbara Bush released from hospital

HOUSTON, Tx. - December 2, 2008 - A spokeswoman for Methodist Hospital says the former first lady was discharged Tuesday morning. She's in good condition and recovering as expected.

/*Bush*/, 83, was hospitalized a week ago for abdominal pains and underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer Nov. 25. During the surgery, doctors closed a nearly 1.5-centimeter hole caused by the ulcer.

She began a liquid diet Monday after some test results came back normal.

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